1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.
Jeff Kinney.
Abrams/Amulet, $7.95 ISBN 978-0-810-99473-7

2 Joker.
Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo.
DC Comics, $19.99 ISBN 978-1-401-215811Although created before the Dark Knight film, the Azzarello/Bermejo Joker is
chilling, brilliant and eerily reminiscent of Heath Ledger’s performance.

3. Naruto, Volume 32.
Mashashi Kishimoto.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-519449

4. Fruits Basket, Volume 21.
Natsuki Takaya.
Tokyopop, $9.99 ISBN 978-1-427-80682-6

5. Dark Tower: The Long Road Home.
Stephen King, Peter David, Jae Lee and Robin Furth.
Marvel, $24.99 ISBN 978-0-785-12709-3

6. Naruto, Volume 31.
Mashashi Kishimoto.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51943-2

7. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Volume 2.
Naoyuki Kageyama.
Viz Media, $7.99 ISBN 978-1-421-52082-7Yu-Gi-Oh! GX vol. 2, a bestselling card, videogame and anime franchise, is an equally popular manga series from Viz that has sold more than 34 million copies worldwide.

8. Full Metal Alchemist, Volume 17.
Hiromu Arakawa.
Viz Media, $9.99 ISBN 978-1-421-52161-9

9. Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle
Jim Butcher and Adrian Syaf.
Del Rey/Dabel Bros., $19.95 ISBN 978-0-345-50746-4

10.Serenity: Better Days, Volume 2.
Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Will Conrad et al.
Dark Horse, $9.95 ISBN 978-1-595-82162-1
Writer Brett Matthews once worked as Whedon's assistant and his initiation into the world of Serenity began when he wrote episode 13 of Firefly, the series' sci-fi TV show predecessor. DH publicist Jacq Cohen says Serenity: Better Days has sold more than 30,000 copies.

Take Note: Violent and controversial, The Boys (#11) is about a special CIA unit charged with controlling superheroes. Cancelled by DC, it was picked up by Dynamite publisher Nick Barrucci, who says all 3 volumes have multiple reprintings and combined sell more than 1000 copies a week.

Best known as a wildly popular Japanese anime series about a strange teen girl with incredible power, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (#14) is now a manga and prose series for U.S. teens from Little Brown/Yen Press

Ex Machina: Ex Cathedra (#16) is the latest volume in Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner winning series about an unlikely superhero elected Mayor of New York after 9/11.